Satokosia gorge, where the nature in its primitive wild disposition houses all the phenomena including flora and fauna, is a rare place. For it remains untouched by the lust of civilization. If the wild animals including Sambar, Barking Deer and Wild Boar have made the sanctuary their home, Leopards and Royal Bengal Tigers stalk the area in their inimitable style. The tranquility of the nature is broken at times by the sweet chirping of rare birds like Horn Bills, Fishing Eagles, Crested Serpent Eagles, Racket tailed Drango, Hill Hyenas (Sunakani and Rupakani), while one can also see here the rare Flying Squirrels, Malabar Giant Squirrels and reptiles like Star Tortoise, King Cobra, Rocket Python, Monitor Lizard, Gharial and Mugar Crocodiles. Sitalpani is a spot atop a hill where ice cold water is available throughout the year. It also has the costliest timber species Rosewood. Satkosia can be approached from Chhamundia, a 30 km drive from Gania in Nayagarh district and 120 km from Bhubaneswar. At Badmul near Chhamundia, the Mahanadi Wildlife Division has constructed an observatory tower where one gets a panoramic view of the spectacular gorge and the Amazonian expanse of the Mahanadi. Eight km from Badmul lays Kuturi, where the Habitat Development for Natural Breeding Centre for animals is located. Established by the division, the sanctuary has a water tank, salt lick, fodder style grass, Napier grass and orchard. Full protection is provided to the wild animals who visit the centre. There are also tree top manchans and a cottage for the tourists to view the movement of wild animals at night. The part of the sanctuary situated on the northern part of the Mahanadi includes Mahanadi Reserve Forests (RF) of Nayagarh District and Nandagadu PRF of Boudh District. Tourists can avail medical facility at CHC, Gania which is nearest to the place. SBI Khandapada is the nearest Bank to the spot.
District Headquarter : Nayagarh
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Best Time : Any time in the year
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport : Biju Pattnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station :Nayagarh Railway Station (3 km) and Khordha Road Railway Station (69 km)
Tourists can reach Satakosia Gorge Sanctuary by choosing the state highway that is connected from Bhubaneswar to Gania. It is located approximately 120 kms away from state capital Bhubaneswar and 30 kms from Gania, Nayagarh district.